A compelling light heavyweight matchup between former IFL champion Vladimir “The Janitor” Matyushenko and rising star Alexander Gustaffson has just been booked for UFC 141. The match was originally intended to transpire at UFC 133 in Philadelphia, but Matyushenko was forced to pull out due to a last minute injury. Matt Hamill stepped in for “The Janitor” and was subsequently beat into retirement by Gustaffson, so it’s fair to say that Matyushenko has one of his toughest tests to date ahead of him. Well, other than that one guy, which I’m pretty sure was a fluke.
Matyushenko is coming off his quickest and perhaps most impressive octagon appearance to date, a 20 second storming of Jason Brilz. “The Mauler” on the other hand has put together a three fight win streak since his first round submission loss to Phil Davis at UFC 112, but it was his destructive TKO of Hamill that opened a lot of eyes to he Swedish prospect. UFC 141 also features the epic number one contender match between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem and a slightly less epic welterweight tilt between Jon Fitch and Johny Hendricks. So Potatoites (Potatoians?), how do you see this one going down?